Set me apart, Lord

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as My prophet to the nations.” ~ Jeremiah 1:5, NLT

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” ~ Galatians 2:20, ESV

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God — this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — His good, pleasing and perfect will.” ~ Romans 12:1-2, NIV

You Have Called Me to be Holy, Lord

Lord, I’m so thankful to be Your child. Your love is from everlasting to everlasting. Set me apart, Lord — You have called me to be holy as You are holy. You have called me to be in this world, not of this world. This can only happen by embracing sanctification.

But can it wait just a little bit longer? Sanctification is not easy. It requires me to die to self, to crucify the flesh. And that’s hard.

Set apart for you, Lord

And though I truly desire to be set apart for You, the cost seems daunting on some days. On the difficult days, I tend to wallow rather than fight to overcome. On the difficult days my flesh cries out and I run to satisfy it.

But I don’t want to. You alone satisfy the longing soul. I know this. I believe this. I’ve experienced this.

So why is it so hard to yield to Your authority?

Set me apart, Lord, for You and for Your glory. Lead me in Your paths of righteousness for Your Name’s sake. Help me learn to die to myself so that I can become all that You have planned for me.

Forgive me when I try to resist Your instruction. Please forgive me in those times I become stiff-necked and rebellious, insisting on my way rather than Yours.

You, Lord, are my exceedingly great reward. There is none like You! The more I allow You to sanctify me, the more I enjoy Your sweet fellowship. For You are holy, and I am not. Call to me, Lord, and I will come. Soften my heart to be more pliable in Your hands so that I may be transformed into the image of Christ for Your glory.

Sanctify Me, Lord. Set Me Apart for Your Glory

Use me, Lord. Let this jar of clay emit the light of Your glory for all to see and be drawn to the Cross. I am Yours, and You are mine … even on the days I don’t want to cooperate with the process.

Thank You for Your longsuffering. Thank You for Your mercy and grace. And thank You for Your love that is relentless for me. You are amazing, Lord.

In the Name of Jesus, I pray,

Amen — let it be so


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